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ST[EMpower] Kits!

Designed to meet the needs of a classroom teacher, each ST[EMpower] Kit includes:

  • curriculum
    • aligned to Colorado Academic Standards to fully meet the science standard as well as incorporate math, reading writing and communicating, social studies, and art as appropriate.
    • incorporates at least one aspect of scientific process (usually incorporates the entire scope of the scientific method) as presented through the experiential learning method
    • tested and evaluated by teachers
    • provides the supporting conceptual framework for developing a well-rounded science knowledge base to prepare all students to understand science for making informed decisions in their lives to preparing for STEM careers.
    • each lesson includes an activity on introducing students to STEM careers
  • equipment and consumables needed for the lessons, but do not include items that are commonly found in classrooms (i.e. art supplies, scissors, etc.).

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Learn about the kits by viewing this video!

Available Kits:

STEM Kits Brochure

STEM Kits Order Form


First Grade

Second Grade

Middle/High School

 4-H Kits

  • Electricity: Basic
  • Electricity: Grab & Go (you need Electricity: Basic Kit, and can purchase both for a discount)
  • Geology
  • Invertebrates with Emphasis on Entomology



For more information on ST[EMpower] Kits, contact:

Barbara J. Shaw, Ph.D.
Western Regional Specialist, 4-H youth Development STEM K-12
Colorado State University Extension
Friendship Hall 1001 N. 2nd Street
Montrose, CO 81401
360-513-7916 mobile
970-249-7876 fax

The ST[EMpower] Kits project is supported through a Colorado State University Venture Capital grant.